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In the Spotlight: Avram Mlotek

August 2, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin sits with Avram Mlotek, a rabbi, social activist, cantor, writer, actor, slam poet and co-founder of Base, a pluralistic home-centered outreach program for Jewish young adults.

A frank, funny, behind-the-scenes look at Tablet Magazine’s national hit podcast, ‘Unorthodox,’ with Abigail Pogrebin interviewing its newest host, Joshua Malina, and veteran co-hosts Stephanie Butnick and Liel Liebowitz.

In the Spotlight: Ammiel Hirsch

July 13, 2023
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Rabbi Hirsch of NYC’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss being a Zionist activist rabbi, the Re-CHARGING Reform Judaism Conference, and The Lilac Tree, his book that presents a worldview drawn from Jewish and general wisdom.

Award-winning documentary producer and the sister of acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg, Nancy Spielberg discusses her work, her childhood and the intensity of learning her mother’s biggest secret — which she did for the first time by reading the script for ‘The Fabelmans,’ her brother’s Oscar-nominated

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by educator and author Abi Dauber Sterne who discusses Stories for the Sake of Argument, her book that tackles a range of issues from religious freedom to gender equality and leaves the reader with a clash of values and an unresolved dilemma to ponder.

In the Spotlight: Amanda Berman

June 19, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin sits with Amanda Berman, civil rights attorney and the founder and executive director of Zioness, an organization seeking to empower Jews on the progressive left to stand proudly in social justice spaces as Zionists.

In the Spotlight: Bob Mnookin

June 7, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by author Robert Mnookin to discuss The Jewish American Paradox, his book that explores the conundrums of Jewish identity, faith, and community in America by delving deep into Jewish history, law, and custom.

In the Spotlight: Yoni Avi Battat

May 30, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Iraqi Jewish Musician Yoni Avi Battat to discuss ‘Fragments,’ his new album that explores identity and connection to his Mizrahi roots.

In the Spotlight: Jonathan Rosen

May 22, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin sits with author Jonathan Rosen to discuss The Best Minds, his haunting account of an American tragedy involving family, friendship, love, and the ways in which we understand – and fail to understand – mental illness.

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by soon-to-be-ordained rabbi Andrew Mandel and veteran sculptor and painter Tobi Kahn to discuss Yom HaTzedek and the Tzedek Box, their new holiday and ritual focused on justice and the deeds we do to bring it about.